Private Unlimited Company
|Founder||Kwasi Danquah III & Guy Moot|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
|Kwasi Danquah III
(President and CEO)
EMI Music Publishing
|Parent||Takeover Entertainment Limited & EMI Music Publishing|
Takeover/Cloud 9 is a British music publishing company. The organisation is a co-owned subsidiary of Takeover Entertainment Ltd and EMI Music Publishing, and was originally founded by English rapper Kwasi Danquah III (commonly known as Tinchy Stryder) and EMI Music Publishing’s UK president and EMI European creative president, Guy Moot, as a publishing arm solely for Danquah's music in December 2008.
In 2009, Takeover/Cloud 9 became the publishing arm for all musicians and record producers of Takeover Entertainment. The singles from the certified Gold studio album, Catch 22: "Take Me Back", and #1's "Never Leave You", and the N-Dubz collaboration "Number 1", were all published by Takeover/Cloud 9.
In June 2010, Takeover Entertainment went into business with Jay-Z by signing a Joint venture with Jay-Z's Roc Nation to create a European record label and entertainment company. The new company was named Takeover Roc Nation. By this, Takeover/Cloud 9 also became the music publishing arm for Takeover Roc Nation.
- "Tinchy team signs EMI joint venture deal". Music Week. April 27, 2009. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
- "Jay-Z and Tinchy Stryder team up on Takeover Roc Nation". BBC. June 9, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2011.